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California Sea Otter Game Refuge

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It's a joy to see the Sea Otters making a comeback. If you're lucky, you can catch one on its back... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katrin C
Livermore, California

do not use the address provided or search it on google maps...the address on here is no good and... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Sam G
via mobile
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299 Foam St, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, CA 93940-1499
+1 831-647-4201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculpture of the sea otter is in a small park, we could not find a specific game refuge. Sea otters are now quite plentiful along this coastline and are not seen in just one place. There is plenty of parking along Pacific Grove and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a joy to see the Sea Otters making a comeback. If you're lucky, you can catch one on its back with an abalone on its tummy, trying to get the abalone open for a snack. Fun to watch the Otters play.

1  Thank Katrin C
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

do not use the address provided or search it on google maps...the address on here is no good and typing the title into google maps results in a place an hour away from the bay. Use BERWICK PARK: Ocean View Blvd & 9th Street, Pacific...More

7  Thank Sam G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My wife and I visited in September and loved it. It was peaceful and beautiful. All of the sounds from the ocean water the seals, sea lions and sea otters was great. It was a great relaxing day.

2  Thank Steven F
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Nice locale in Otter country which informs you about the critters and offers advice on viewing them. Good spot as we did locate a few Otters in the Bay.

1  Thank David B L
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

The vistas of the California Sea Otter Game Refuge from Highway 1 are truly fantastic. The southbound highway offers multiple pull-outs at scenic points with amazing views of Big Sur, the headlands, and the Pacific Ocean. Be on the lookout for sea otters, sea lions,...More

3  Thank NomeMan
Reviewed November 19, 2017

This is in Pacific Grove in the bay as that is where sea otters live. We waited with patience and were rewarded by 5-6 otters frolicking in the water, out a bit but not far offshore. Lovely neighborhood and free street parking. Binocs are helpful...More

7  Thank Cheryl Y
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

The adress is not good. I saw many people who said that they never find this place. Its on Ocean View Boulevard, near the 324. There is a wonderfull hotel just in front, the Green Cables Inn. The park is named Berwick Park. If you...More

14  Thank Vai L
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Great place to visit and beautiful views of the ocean. Many things to see in and around the area as well.

1  Thank Steven F
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 days searching for the Otter Rescue facility, it is not located at 299 Foam St. We called the phone number and the gentleman who answered said their location is 99 Pacific. We went there and it is an office/administrative location. There are...More

6  Thank Nancy K
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March 22, 2017|
Response from AmandaH5540 |
I'm pretty sure this is a bit of a TripAdvisor fail and that the "California Sea Otter Game Refuge" is simply state refuge offshore to protect sea otters. The address listed here shows up in a web search as "Monterey Bay... More